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African American Women Chemists

Jeannette Brown


Dr. Marie Maynard Daly received her PhD in Chemistry from Columbia University in 1947. Although she was hardly the first of her race and gender to engage in the field, she was the first African American woman to receive a PhD in chemistry in the United States. In this book, Jeannette Brown, an African American woman chemist herself, will present a wide-ranging historical introduction to the relatively new presence of African American women in the field of chemistry. It will detail their struggles to obtain an education and their efforts to succeed in a field in which there were few African Ame ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199742882
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199742882.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeannette Brown, author